Crystal Reports Encyclopedia Volume 1: Professional XI Reports

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Written for end-users focusing on business and financial reporting, this guide to Crystal Reports (version 11) explains to nonprogrammers the many new features and improvements of the software. Tutorials for beginning and advanced users, a full list of all Crystal syntax function calls, and financial reporting templates will enable employees from any department to generate clear, usable reports without wasting time, getting frustrated, or resorting to the trial-and-error method. An included appendix features the best Crystal Reports questions and answers from the author's website.

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Make your reporting projects a success with this comprehensive, tutorial based guide. The Crystal Reports Encyclopedia gives you over 600 pages of thorough report design coverage. Whether you're just learning Crystal Reports, or you are a seasoned expert, there is something here for you.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive coverage of the new features in Crystal Reports XI Release 2 (a free upgrade)
  • Exclusive financial reporting tutorials teach you fundamental accounting principles and how to build financial statements
  • Learn how to create a Balance Sheet and Income Statement; as well as a multi-year Income Statement using the cross-tab object
  • "Best of the Forum" sections give you the top questions and answers posted to the book's online forum
  • Learn the real life problems people have and how to solve them

New users will quickly get up to speed on reporting fundamentals. Each chapter starts out teaching you the introductory concepts. New features are added in stages to make learning easy. Step-by-step tutorials throughout the chapters let you practice creating specific reports that you can put to use immediately. Grow beyond the basics and learn to use sub-reports, cross-tab objects, and dynamic cascading prompts. A Crystal syntax and Basic syntax reference guide will have you quickly writing custom formulas.

Advanced tutorials at the end of a chapter show you the tricks that professional report writers use. See how cross-tab reports are generated internally and learn how to override cross-tab data with custom functions. Use the ContentLocale function to create international reports. Maximize SQL performance with advanced queries for joining tables. Find out when views are faster than stored procedures, and learn how to update the database as your report prints!

About the Author:

Brian Bischof, is the author of the best selling Crystal Reports .NET Programming, as well as The .NET Languages, and Professional Visual Studio .NET. He has been consulting with companies on Crystal Reports for more than 10 years. After releasing Crystal Reports .NET Programming, he was hired by Business Objects to consult on new product features, provide customer support, and write technical white papers. His website, www.CrystalReportsBook.com, gets 25,000 unique visitors per month and provides them with a forum for posting questions.

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